News & Press Releases

Feb 18

Universal pre-k? Not if there's no play

Ask kindergartners what their favorite thing to do in school is, and they will inevitably say, "Play!" When I was a kindergarten...

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Feb 18

Study links pre-K and students taking gifted and talented exam

"One answer to fostering academic equity among high achievers is the public availability of challenging educational programs across all...

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Feb 17

Kindergarten today: less play, more academics

Generally, teachers now expect children to come in knowing much more, spend more of the day in literacy and math instruction, and...

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Feb 16

Several W. Pa. school districts open, expand pre-k classrooms

Several school districts in western Pennsylvania are using money freed up when Governor Tom Wolf signed a...

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Feb 16

Gov. Wolf's 2016-17 budget calls for increased ECE funding

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Feb 15

How New York made pre-k a success

New York decided early to make pre-K available to every child, rather than just poor kids. ...

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Feb 12

Why Oklahoma's public preschools are some of the best in the country

Oklahomans trend conservative, yet they've embraced free, universal early education.

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Feb 12

Corrections chief wants prisons to include a youth educational program

Pennsylvania prisons, starting in Pittsburgh, are pitching existing educational programs for kids, corrections secretary John Wetzel...

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Feb 11

A critical problem affecting America's childcare system (but ignored by policymakers)

Congress recently passed the bipartisan federal K-12 Every Child Succeeds Act to succeed No Child Left Behind.

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Feb 9

Another View: Wolf, lawmakers must fund pre-K education in the Pa. budget

A curtain raiser to the always eagerly anticipated details in the Governor's budget address revealed that Gov.

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